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Detectives Investigating After Man Struck in Leg by Gunfire

Police are investigating a shooting that injured one man in the Rainier Beach neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to the 9200 block of Rainier Ave South when several callers reported hearing gunfire around 6:15 PM. When officers arrived they located a man shot in the lower leg.  Medics transported the man to Harborview Medical Center to treat his non-life threatening injuries. Police do not believe he was the intended target of the shooting.

Witnesses have reported the passenger in one car began shooting at another car in the parking lot. Police have located shell casings in the drive-thru of a restaurant in the block, which have been collected as evidence.

Gang detectives are speaking with witnesses and will be handling the investigation going forward. If you witnessed or have information on the shooting please call 911 to speak with an officer.